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Comic Sans has/had a purpose!

“‘A typeface is an answer to a question,’ he tells me later. ‘Everything I’ve ever done is a solution to somebody’s problem.’ The problem that Comic Sans solved concerned a short-lived Windows interface called Microsoft Bob. It featured a cartoon dog who spoke to computer users through speech bubbles.”

See the whole article here: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/shortcuts/2014/jun/04/comic-sans-creator-vincent-connare

comic sans fontWhy is this of interest to me? ¬†Because when I teach about credibility and how to convey that in professional technical work, comic sans inevitably comes up. Students think this font is way to make technical information less intimidating. I don’t buy their argument, but I can see where they are coming from.

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2014 in Uncategorized